Sony Xperia Z1 compact

88
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: a good thing in a small(ish) package

Sony has set the benchmark for mini-flagships. With strong build quality and robust performance, the Z1 Compact will be a welcome arrival for anyone who prefers smaller devices.

Pros
  • Flagship-caliberspecs
  • Premium build quality
  • Excellent performance, long battery life
  • Great camera
  • Improved display offers better viewing angles than older Sony handsets
Cons
  • More expensive than other "mini" phones
  • Minor software issues
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Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

90
hu5um
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Schlubumir
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
StevenSterk
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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9.2
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

10.0
 

Display

9.2
 

Battery life

8.9
 

Camera

7.8
 

Ease of use

7.5
 

Design and form factor

8.9
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.4
 

Media support

8.0
 

Durability

8.3
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

7.5
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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78
 

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Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

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80
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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